The fashion journey of the North East Institute of Fashion Technology (NEIFT) continued with another determined and constructive step with the successful holding of “The 5th NEIFT design ceremony” on July 4 in Hotel Landmark, Guwahati.
One witnessed from the early stages of the evening a humdrum of activities where the young students of Fashion Designing from NEIFT were found completing their last moment tagging and fitting since early afternoon.
One of the models, Talia from the United States of America said “To look good in the evening with these beautiful collections, we have to sit for hours to have our make-up base for the face, eyes applications and getting our hair ironed”, she said. “A lot of people are not aware that for an appearance of 1hour fashion show we have to go through almost 4 hours of make-up”, she added
Vikram Rai Medhi, C.E.O, NEIFT was accompanied by chief guest of the evening Panabaka Laxmi, minister of state for textiles, government of India and Dr. K. C Nihoshe, parliamentary secretary, industries and commerce, government of Nagaland. The event was presented by ministry of textiles, government of India in association with department of industries and commerce, government of Nagaland, department of industries, government of Mizoram, ministry of tourism – Guwahati office, government of India. The textile minister announced that her ministry from government of India would extend all help to the students of NEIFT when they reach Delhi for their annual Design Ceremony.
Dr. Nihoshe was happy that students from different North Eastern tribal and non-tribal states came together under the same roof of NEIFT to interact and exchange ideas to promote the rich culture of their traditional weaves of their respective states and he also mentioned that the industries department was looking for a long term association with NEIFT to create product diversification and take Nagaland weaves and artifacts to the next level of International marketing which the Naga artisans truly deserve.
Dimple introduced the collection of renowned fashion designer Meghna Rai Medhi in which the designer presented a collection of Silk as a tribute to Assam which was followed by an Indo-Western line in Jute to highlight blended Jute as a high-end fashion fabric.
The other highlight of Meghna Rai Medhi’s line was a collection of long, flowing evening wear with floral and aqua prints, printed on an assorted range of chiffons and it also featured the new technique of digital prints on chiffon. All of the twenty-one stunning models looked like celebrities on the red-carpet, when they took to the ramp adorning those eye-catching evening wear.
One could see North Eastern models like Moatula from Nagaland, Emiina Nongrum from Meghalaya, Ramdinsangi from Mizoram, Kiran Desisow from Arunachal Pradesh, Nabanita from Assam and many others walked the ramp alongside International models Talia, Valeria and Alina.
Vikram Rai Medhi said “I believe the models from our place have the flair of fashion and an attitude with them which helps me to put them alongside well-known international faces and their height should not be a disadvantage for them as I believe that they are confident and can carry themselves with panache. That is why I always encourage our models to work with international models to gain confidence and experience.”
Next followed the imagination, fantasies, dreams and riot of colors in the collection of the young minds of the Fashion Design students of NEIFT, while the seniors presented an assorted range of creations which were a curtain raiser for their final collection in Delhi and the juniors presented the “Red Sonata- The color of energy and passion”.
Some of the Naga students who excelled in the show were Dziesevonuo, Hyulonyu Rengma, Akum Naro, Thejasevor Sekhose, Kaisa, Sekuzo Sovenyi Rebecca and Nounhevonuo Pusa.